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How Search and Rescue Exercises Can Make Cruise Ships Safer for Passengers

Many of us have seen Deadliest Catch, where emergencies can become deadly at any given moment.  A search and rescue training expedition was recently conducted with the joint efforts of multiple countries, including, but not limited to, Canada and Finland.  The simulated search and rescue operation involved the Arctic cruise industry as well as rescuers skilled in attending to passengers in an emergency situation on a cruise ship.

Bad weather is always a culprit as well as invisible rocks and icebergs that a captain may not be able to see.  Additionally, human error may be the cause of a cruise ship accident if the captain does not steer clear of a visible object in the ship’s path.  As such, it is imperative that adequate search and rescue measures are in place in case disaster strikes.

At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our highly skilled cruise ship accident attorneys have dealt with numerous cases that involve both bad weather as well as human error.  While bad weather certainly is not preventable, the way in which a captain deals with bad weather often becomes important if injuries or death occurs as a result of a cruise ship accident.  Our attorneys have seen just how devastating the injuries can be that stem from any cruise ship accident.

The Artic search and rescue simulation is something that the global cruise ship industry should be undertaking.  Captains and crew members must be equipped with the knowledge and skill to handle an emergency situation that happens when you least expect it.  This is especially true when crew members may need to interact with the coast guard and their search and rescue teams.  The more knowledgeable and experienced the captain and crew members are, the safer passengers will be.

It is unfortunate that some cruise ship passengers suffer serious injuries or death as a result of cruise ship accidents that involve an element of human error or inexperience.  Without adequate search and rescue measures in place, the greater the risk is to passengers that they may suffer injuries or death as a result of a cruise ship accident.

All too often, cruise ships hire individuals without proper training and do not offer adequate training programs to crew members, making it extremely difficult to ensure all passengers are safe on the cruise ship.  Even though it is impossible to prepare for every conceivable disaster, the more cruise ships do to prepare crew members and passengers for emergency situations, the safer passengers will be in the event an accident occurs.

Contact the Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!

Cruise ship accidents occur more often than many people realize.  It is certainly a step in the right direction for countries to work together to prevent injuries and deaths in an emergency situation.  However, injuries continue to happen on cruise ships for many reasons that may be acts of God or the fault of another person or party.  If you are suffering from injuries as a result of a cruise ship accident, it is important to consider speaking with a South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney as soon as possible.  With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, Greenberg, Stone & Urbano continues to provide superior legal representation to clients, thoroughly representing their rights and interests.  Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald.  If you would like to discuss your potential case with one of our South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation.  You may also contact us online by visiting our website.


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